Vietnam

Last update: 21.02.2020 - older versions

Following an initial DAB+ trial in 2013, a second trial has been on air in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh since Vietnam 2019. The objectives of the trial are to evaluate coverage parameters and test signal and sound quality.

The current trial will conclude in December 2020, with a report submitted to the government for approval in 2021, and with the ambitious goal of converting from analogue to digital radio by 2025.

Population coverage in Ho Chi Minh currently stands at 20%, while population coverage in Hanoi is 20%.

 

 

Last update: 03.03.2020 - older versions

Population coverage in Vietnam currently stands at 4.3%.

In this country there is

on air.

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 7 2 9
Data services 0 1 1
Total7310

Last update: 19.02.2020 - older versions

Following an initial DAB+ trial in 2013, a second trial has been on air in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh since April 2019. The objectives of the trial are to evaluate coverage parameters and test signal and sound quality.

The current trial will be evaluated in 2020, with a report submitted to the government for approval in 2021, and with the ambitious goal of converting from analogue to digital radio by 2025.

Population coverage in Hanoi currently stands at 60%, while population coverage in Ho Chi Minhis 50%.

Last update: 27.11.2013 - older versions

Key features of regulation for digital radio in Vietnam are;

  • Band III

The Prime Minister’s decision 22/2009 dated 16 Feb 2009 on the master plan of transmission and broadcasting of radio and television to 2020 is:

  • Separation of transmission and broadcasting of radio and TV with content production
  • By 2020: Digital technology in the transmission and broadcasting of radio should be applied widely
  • Infrastructure: Establishing up to five regional and up to three nation-wide companies to provide transmission and broadcasting of TV services
New DAB trial to go on air in Vietnam
12.09.2019 - Vietnam Vietnam
System integrator Emico and Paneda have signed an agreement for providing DAB multiplexer systems to the upcoming DAB trial in Vietnam. The system includes a full system in redundancy including content management for metadata. The system is planned to go on-air before the end of the year in the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.

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DAB+ trials announced in Thailand and Vietnam
11.03.2019 - National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand WorldDAB Member - Thailand Thailand - Vietnam Vietnam
A 20 month trial is expected to go on air in and around Bangkok this year, with a total of 11 stations set to take part in the trial.Vietnam is also ready to proceed with a further DAB+ to evaluate coverage parameters and test signal and sound quality in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. The trial is due to start in April 2019.

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Thailand and Vietnam announce DAB+ trials
07.03.2019 - Thailand Thailand - Vietnam Vietnam
NBTC Thailand and Voice of Vietnam both provided further details and timelines for the planned DAB+ trials at this week’s ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium in Kuala Lumpur. A 20 month trial is expected to go on air this year in and around Bangkok, while Vietnam is now ready to proceed with its second DAB+ trial in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh in April 2019.

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Renewed interest in DAB+ in Vietnam
18.10.2018 - Vietnam Vietnam
Government representatives joined the broadcasting sector of Vietnam to learn more about DAB+ international progress, the latest technical developments, and how DAB+ can be further developed in Vietnam. Hosted by public broadcaster the Voice of Vietnam (VoV) in Hanoi this week, more than 30 high-level delegates were in attendance, including VoV President Nguyễn Thế Kỷ.

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Voice of Vietnam Radio organises DAB+ workshop
12.10.2018 - Vietnam Vietnam
Government representatives joined the broadcasting sector of Vietnam to learn more about DAB+ international progress, the latest technical developments, and how DAB+ can be further developed in Vietnam. Hosted by public broadcaster the Voice of Vietnam (VoV) in Hanoi this week, more than 30 high-level delegates were in attendance, including VoV President Nguyễn Thế Kỷ.

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Symposium on the experimentation of DAB+ in Vietnam
28.03.2017 - Vietnam Vietnam
(VOVworld) - National radio Voice of Vietnam (VOV) organised a symposium on the experimentation of DAB+ digital radio broadcasting in Hanoi on Tuesday morning. Since 2006, WorldDAB has been implementing DAB+ standards with HE-AACv2. To date, 36 countries are applying these standards. Nguyên Xuân Huy, vice-president of the VOV said that VOV had deployed several plans to experiment with these new techniques. The VOV also shared its experience with its sisters of the world to find the most suitable solutions.

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DAB+ digital voice broadcasting workshop in Vietnam
28.03.2017 - Vietnam Vietnam
On March 28, national radio broadcaster Voice of Vietnam (VOV) hosted the DAB+ Digital Voice Broadcasting Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. During the event, Radio the Voice of Vietnam (TNVN) organised a workshop testing the standard of DAB+ radio in Vietnam.

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Insights into radio across Asia: RadioAsia2013
02.08.2013 - Vietnam Vietnam
How is Vietnamese commune radio different from community radio? How many pirate stations are there in Thailand? What is Indonesia doing about digital radio? Today's RadioAsia conference report gives a perspective across the ASEAN region.

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Vietnam Hosts DAB+ Demonstrations
01.08.2013 - Vietnam Vietnam
Late July saw a three-day DAB+ Technology Workshop and Transmission Demonstration conducted in Hanoi, Vietnam (26, 27, 29 July). The event was jointly organised by WorldDMB and Voice of Vietnam and was supported by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU). The workshop, organised in the lead up to the Radio Asia conference, 29 – 31 July was attended by more than 90 delegates from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Macau and reflects growing interest in the DAB+ standard in the Asia Pacific.

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Vietnam’s PM opens Radio Asia 2013
30.07.2013 - Vietnam Vietnam
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Mr Nguyen Tan Dung opened the Radio Asia conference in Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday. To coincide with the conference, a test broadcast of DAB+ digital radio technology was organised on Saturday.

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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 97.0 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 4.3%
Services: 9 DAB+, 1 Data
Last update: 02.03.2020

Useful Links

vovgt.radiovietnam.vn/
Radio Vietnam
The Voice of Vietnam (VOV)
The Voice of Vietnam Overseas Service
Vietnam Television (VTV) national television broadcaster of Vietnam